HORTICULTURE'S biggest show is now taking registrations.
There are special early-bird rates available until March 21.
The event is expected to attract growers, wholesalers, agents, marketers, researchers, advisors and other stakeholders within the vegetable, nut, fruit, herb and floral industries.
Hort Connections is a joint initiative between Ausveg and the International Fresh Produce Association Australia New Zealand (IFPA ANZ; formerly PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited).
Last year's event, also held in Brisbane, attracted more than 2200 delegates attended despite the disruptions from COVID-19, and more than 3500 delegates went through the doors of the 2019 conference.
Ausveg national marketing manager Nathan McIntyre said Hort Connections 2022 present unparalleled networking opportunities for everyone in the horticulture supply chain, a trade show showcasing leading local and global businesses, and world-class speakers.
"We're proud that Hort Connections has become such a huge event for the horticulture industry, thanks to support from growers and other delegates who are returning year after year to take advantage of the opportunities on offer," Mr McIntyre said.
"The Hort Connections team has worked hard behind-the-scenes to improve the experience for those who want to attend the event by refreshing the conference website to make the experience of registering for the event as seamless as possible and making it easier to find information about the event's program and speakers when they become available shortly.
"This year's event will also see the return of more networking opportunities following the COVID-19 interrupted event in 2021, including the welcome reception, a revamped trade show that will allow for greater networking, and the return of the popular Diversity and Inclusion Session and Women in Horticulture Session."
In a healthy sign for the event, about more than 70 per cent of the trade show floor space has been booked by exhibitors.
Hort Connections 2022's principal convention partner is Hort Innovation, as well as the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Syngenta.
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